The annual candle service of remembrance will be held in Bangor Cathedral on Friday Evening 30, November at 7.30pm for parents, families and friends of children of any age who have died.

It is hoped that the service will be a celebration of the lives of these children and will cross all denominational, faith or belief boundaries.

The service is being jointly organised by the Bereaved Parents and the Chaplaincy Service of Ysbyty Gwynedd, and reflects the wishes of parents.

The service will be in both Welsh and English and will be a mixture of songs and readings chosen by parents.

During the service a candle will be lit for each child whose name is read out.

Anyone who wishes their child’s name to be included, whether or not they plan to attend the service, is invited to contact Emma Bolton on 01286 676041.

Names of children will also be taken on the night and anyone wishing to include a child’s name is asked to arrive a little earlier to ensure that all names are included.

Anyone who has lost a child, no matter how long ago or in whatever circumstances is welcome to attend the service.